Custom ISBN Number & Barcode

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As an authorized agent for Bowker, the US ISBN Agency, we’re able to offer our Custom ISBN package: the best and lowest-cost alternative for ISBN purchasing and registration. 

Why pay $150 for an ISBN and barcode through Bowker ($125 for the ISBN and $25 for the barcode) when you can have the exact same ISBN and barcode for $109.99?

Custom ISBN numbers are valid for print books, ebooks, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs and more, and can be used to get your book distributed anywhere in the world.

All ISBN numbers purchased through ISBN Services come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee!

Please Note

Once a Custom ISBN order is placed through Bowker, we are unable to refund purchases.

This package is available for residents of the United States, Puerto Rico, and Guam. If you don’t live in these areas, we invite you to consider our Basic ISBN Package or order an ISBN from your country’s ISBN agency.

Each Custom ISBN Includes

  • One 13-digit ISBN number
  • High-resolution barcode
  • Your name/publisher name listed in Books In Print database
  • Fast and friendly service
  • 1 business day turnaround

The Process

  1. Your order is received.
  2. After checkout, we’ll send instructions on how to fill out a publisher form we’ll need to process your order.
  3. Your ISBN Services associate will submit your publisher form to Bowker.
  4. Within 1 business day of us submitting the form to Bowker, you’ll receive your ISBN number.
  5. You can then register your book details in the Books In Print database for greater visibility online.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an ISBN?
ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number and is a 13-digit number that uniquely identifies books and writing-related products.

How many ISBNs do I need?
A single ISBN will cover 1 format of 1 book. So if you’re publishing 1 book in paperback and ebook format, you’ll need 2 ISBN numbers.

Do ISBNs Expire?
ISBNs do not have an expiration date. Once you purchase an ISBN, it will stay in your account forever.

I’m planning to publish in the future. Should I buy my ISBN now, or wait until I’m ready to publish?
You can purchase the ISBN at any time.

Is the charge for the ISBN a recurring or one-time fee?
ISBN only require a one-time fee. There are no recurring charges.


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I liked the simplicity

Elissa B. 03/06/2024 following an order made on 23/05/2024


This is my second book, the first was a tragedy. This time I did more of the "work" myself & with the help of ISBN Services, thus far it is turning out much better.

Steve W. 30/05/2024 following an order made on 22/05/2024


Custom ISBN and Bar Code for my first book! Perfect!

John R. 26/05/2024 following an order made on 16/05/2024


Got the ISBN and Bar Code. Thanks Josh.

David P. 25/05/2024 following an order made on 17/05/2024


Easy to order and fulfillment was quick

Jeremiyah J. 22/05/2024 following an order made on 14/05/2024


All that I need in one product and order. Extremely simple and convenient.

Raoul W. 06/05/2024 following an order made on 29/04/2024


Received the barcode in time. Thanks

Kwame L. 06/05/2024 following an order made on 05/03/2024


I received the bar code within 24 hours and it was easy to read and download.

Katherine E. 24/04/2024 following an order made on 17/04/2024


Delivered just as promised.

Thomas R. 05/04/2024 following an order made on 28/03/2024

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